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    Piketty 2: ideology and property

    Eduardo Febbro | Updated at 12:00am on October 04, 2019

    Thomas Piketty has published Capital and ideology, emphasising the ideology of inequality and the dominant rhetoric while proposing some alternatives to contemporary capitalism, writes Eduardo...

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    Will Vladimir Putin declare capitalism dead too?

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on September 22, 2019

    IS IT time for a new Declaration of Independence? If true individual choice and truth are any factor of freedom, the writing is on the...

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    The capitalists are afraid

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2019

    CAPITALISTS seek to maximise profits and reduce the cost of labour. This sums up capitalism at its core. It is defined by these immutable objectives....

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    Combatting surveillance capitalism

    Michael Barker | Updated at 12:00am on July 29, 2019

    CLOSE scrutinisation of the daily lives of workers has always played an important role in enabling capitalists to squeeze greater profits from their workforce. The...

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    Marx’s alternative

    Binay Sarkar | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    ‘IT IS true that Marx did not believe in drawing up recipes for the cookshops of the future, but he did describe the basis of...

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    Shaking off capitalism for ecological civilisation

    Evaggelos Vallianatos | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2019

    IN EARLY sixth century BCE Athens, a few rich landowners enslaved those of the rural people who could not pay back their debts. In fact,...

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    Why busy-ness is so damaging

    Jackie Smith and Joyce Dalsheim | Updated at 12:00am on July 11, 2019

    Our economic and political order fuels a state of constant activity which harms both individual and community well-being, writes Jackie Smith and Joyce Dalsheim THERE...

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    Big tech and the rise of surveillance capitalism

    Mark Kernan | Updated at 12:00am on May 07, 2019

    A FEW years ago after the 2008 financial crash Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone described Goldman Sachs, that great titan of financial capitalism, as a...

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    How US politics sustains US capitalism

    Richard Wolff | Updated at 12:05am on August 21, 2018

    UNTIL their contradictions explode coexisting economic and political systems sustain one another. ‘Normal’ politics includes precisely the process of working out social conflicts such that...

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    Socialism won’t go away because it’s capitalism’s antithesis

    Alex Strauss | Updated at 12:00am on August 14, 2018

    DESPITE appearances, it is a mistake to conceptualise the workings of capitalism by placing world-changing agency in the hands of the capitalist class....